Exactly Quoting Democrats Now “Incitement to Violence”
Prominent Democrats and leftist media figures are doubling down on their tactic of calling it “hate speech” when you quote them accurately.
Another tactic becoming increasingly frequent is that if you quote them – verbatim and with total accuracy – they will claim that you are “inciting violence” against them.
You’re trying to get them killed by repeating exactly what they said! No one illustrates this hysterical, foaming-at-the-mouth tactic better than April Ryan, a joyless Hobbit who works for CNN and is a member of the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA).
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders stated several times throughout the course of the two-year Mueller investigation that she had spoken with “countless” FBI agents.
Any normal, sane person looks at that statement and realizes that it is hyperbole. Sarah Sanders doesn’t mean that she spoke to an infinite number of FBI agents.
She meant that she spoke to “a lot” of FBI agents. Other accurate interpretations of her statement might have included, a “passel” of FBI agents, an “abundance,” a “profusion,” “gobs” or simply “a whole bunch” of FBI agents.
But because liberals are incapable of abstract thought, every figure of speech made by a conservative is treated as a carved-in-stone, absolute truth.
When the Mueller Report was released, it turned out that Sarah Sanders had not talked to a “countless” number of FBI agents. The number was, in fact, countable. CNN’s April Ryan pounced:
“Not only does she [Sarah Sanders] not have credibility, she lied. She out and out lied.”
It’s like the time when President Trump hosted college football players at the White House. He served them fast food and as he welcomed them to the event, he said that the burgers were stacked “a mile high.”
Jeff Bezos’ blog, the Washington Post, ran a fact check and showed that the burgers were in fact not stacked “a mile high.”
See! See! Trump lied to the American people! NOW can we impeach him?!
But April Ryan’s straw-clutching went much further. In addition to calling Sanders a liar for using an obvious figure of speech, she used a euphemism to suggest that Sanders should be decapitated.
Because of Sanders’ perceived lack of credibility, Ryan said, “You have to start lopping the heads off… She needs to go.”
The left (especially CNN) has been suggesting for years that the words spoken by conservatives are an “incitement to violence” against Democrats.
Since turnabout is fair play, Sarah Sanders’ father – former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee – called out April Ryan for her violent rhetoric.
Posting a video of April Ryan’s exact quote on social media, Mike Huckabee asked:
“So, liberals – is this okay? Does CNN have the integrity to deal w/this incitement to murder? CNN’s April Ryan says Sarah Sanders’ head should be ‘lopped off.’”
Huckabee also suggested that the WCHA should revoke April Ryan’s press credentials because of her violent rhetoric. This is, of course, hilarious after the years of double standards from the left.
“Trump’s violent rhetoric has incited everyday, normal social activists like Antifa to start dumpster fires and punch people! When will Nazi Trump tone down his rhetoric and stop getting people killed with his words?”
April Ryan responded to Mike Huckabee quoting her verbatim… by claiming that Huckabee was inciting violence against her!
She flew off the handle and claimed that if anything happens to her or her family, their blood would be on Mike Huckabee’s hands.
Then, in an example of drama queenery that will be difficult to ever top, she told the former pastor Mike Huckabee that he’s not going to heaven. Gotcha!
Meanwhile, no liberals are ever physically attacked in America for their political beliefs, even as leftists violently assault housewives, schoolchildren and veterans in wheelchairs for the sin of wearing a MAGA hat to the grocery store. In just a single day last week:
Owen Shroyer of InfoWars was punched by a drag queen while filming a pro-abortion event in Texas; Brandon Straka (founder of the #WalkAway movement) was punched by a model in an airport because he was wearing a MAGA hat; and Michael Knowles of The Daily Wire was delivering a speech on a college campus when a leftist stormed the stage and sprayed him with bleach.
None of those actual violent assaults on prominent conservatives was covered by CNN or anyone else in the mainstream media.
But April Ryan will surely have several days of fodder to talk about how she was “violently attacked” by Mike Huckabee quoting her. The double standard couldn’t be clearer.